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West Maui businesses help fulfill end- of-life dream for Washington resident

Dreamer Stories | August 24, 2017

Coming to Maui is a dream for many, but for Nick Zucati, coming to Maui was a wish fulfilled. Zucati’s end-of-life dream, granted through Dream Foundation, was a time he and his family could focus on something other than his illness for awhile.

Nicholas Zucati, a 51-year-old husband and father from Auburn, Washington, was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer almost three years ago. The family recently received news that the treatments were no longer working and that the cancer was spreading aggressively, making this vacation all the more important.

Zucati and his wife, Rebecca, have four children: Dylan, Jonah, Emma and Tucker. “I would very much love to have a family vacation with all of my children,” Nick expressed. “I am interested in something that is relaxing and quiet for myself, but which would be a fun experience for the family as well. I thought a trip to Hawaii would fit this description.”